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Tue Aug 1, 2017, 12:05 PM Aug 2017

Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice by Bill Browder

This is a great autobiography of Bill Browder the CEO of Hermitage Capital, a hedge fund doing Billions of dollars in business in Yeltsin's Russia. It details how Browder built up the company and how Putin's Kleptocracy tore it down. I was surprised at how well written it was- like a La Carre spy novel only non-fiction. This story needs to be widespread knowledge. BTW, I have no financial interest in this book. It is just facts about today's Russia that needs to get out there.

A great story of Putin's corrupt Russia
By Terry S. Nelson on February 14, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
While the story of Russia's continuing corruption and lack of civil rights and human dignity is incredible to learn about, the most unbelievable part of the story for me is how Russia transitioned from communism to oligarchy by cheating it's own citizens. The former communist leaders literally stole half the wealth of the country, and clearly will do anything to protect themselves. This is the first book I've read that sheds light on this story. How can the Russian people continue to put up with leadership that steals, imprisons and tortures them without a semblance justice?

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Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice by Bill Browder (Original Post) sagesnow Aug 2017 OP
I read his testimony to Congress get the red out Aug 2017 #1
BTW: Browder lobbied Congress to sagesnow Aug 2017 #2

get the red out

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1. I read his testimony to Congress
Tue Aug 1, 2017, 12:25 PM
Aug 2017

Very chilling stuff. Russia is horrifically corrupt! And our President is basically owned by the devil.


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2. BTW: Browder lobbied Congress to
Tue Aug 1, 2017, 12:30 PM
Aug 2017

I failed to mention that Red Notice centers on The Magnitsky affair. After Browder's lawyer was tortured and died in a Russian prison, Browder lobbied Congress to get the Magnitsky Act passed. This law freezes assets held in the US that were obtained through corrupt business practices. IE: The Money Russians fraudulently stole from their country and are attempting to launder in the US.

BBC Q&A: The Magnitsky affair:
The Magnitsky affair has soured relations between Moscow and Washington, casting a spotlight on corruption in Russia.
It led to US sanctions on a group of Russian officials, retaliation by Russia and the bizarre spectacle of a dead man being put on trial.
That man, the late lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, was found guilty of tax fraud by a Moscow court on 11 July 2013, as was his former boss, US-born investment fund manager Bill Browder. Mr Magnitsky died in prison in 2009 - allegedly after beatings - but Russia dropped an investigation into his death.

Who was Sergei Magnitsky? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-20626960

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